Turning Point and Blenheim open new integrated drug and alcohol service in London

News item posted: 01 April 2016

Turning Point, in partnership with Blenheim, has opened a new substance misuse service – the Recovery & Wellbeing Network – operating in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster.

Building on existing provision, the new service will increase the number of residents in treatment; increase opportunity to access support in the community and at home; and increase access to Education, Training and Employment support in order to promote an ethos of ambition for individual success.

Mark Shepperd, Turning Point’s Managing Director for Public Health said: ‘The new three borough service will transform the way in which drug and alcohol services are provided locally. Blenheim and Turning Point will work closely with other partners to ensure we provide people with the support they need for a sustained recovery. We will work holistically with every individual, ensuring that people can achieve goals beyond overcoming drug and alcohol misuse.’

Debbie Lindsey, Blenheim’s Chief Operating Officer said: ‘We have over 50 years’ experience of working in the area and are delighted that we are able to continue to offer support, in partnership with Turning Point, to residents looking to make positive changes in their lives. The new service is tailored to the individual and their local community to provide people with the best opportunity to reach their full potential.’

The new service will deliver integrated services, easier access and a focus on sustained recovery from multiple locations across the three boroughs. For more information visit the website.